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IER NEWSLETTER Vol. 2 (2016/1/15) 

     CONTENTS     

 
1. Information
2. Column
3. Visitors
4. Seminar Schedule
5. New Publications
 
 

     1. Information     

 

Application of “Joint usage and Research Center Programs” for FY2016 has been started.  The application must arrive by February 1, 2016.  For details:
http://www.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/kyodo-riyou/English/siteinfo/download.html

 

     2. Column     

 

Assistant Professor
Research Division of Economic Institutions and Policy
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My research field is political macroeconomics. I am particularly interested in applied theoretical research and empirical research using political data.
 
In my PhD dissertation, I proposed a politico-economic endogenous growth model for explaining regional differences in the growth rate of output.  Specifically, I hypothesized that capital, labor, and politics served as channels that characterize regional economies, and attempted to account for growth rates in terms of differences in these channels. This paper is currently under review by an international academic journal.
 
As a new project, I am addressing the issue of vertical transfer system between central and local governments. This paper particularly focuses on transfers for financing public investment. Based on the theory of nonlinear dynamic taxation, it seeks to shed light on how the optimal inter-governmental transfers are distorted by politics. 
 
In addition, although this is still at the planning stage, I would like to start a project on intergenerational redistribution (i.e. social security). In particular, I would like to propose an overlapping generation model that allows for eligible voters who do not exercise their right to vote. While standard voting models assume that all electorates cast their votes, voter participation rates in actual societies tend to be lower among younger generations. I intend to study how we can explain the decision-making process for the social security policy, given voters who may potentially abstain in democratic elections.
 
I am still a young researcher. I would greatly appreciate your guidance and encouragement.
 
 
 

     3. Visitors     

 

[Visiting and Adjunct Faculties]
Konosuke Odaka (Hitotsubashi University, Professor Emeritus)  From 2015/12/1 to 2016/3/31
Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University, Professor Emeritus) 2015/12/1 to 2016/3/31
Reiko Aoki (Kyushu University) 2015/4/2-2016/3/31
Kazuko Kano (Musashino University) 2015/4/2-2016/3/18
Stacey H. Chen (Academia Sinica) 2015/4/2-2016/3/18
 
[Foreign Visiting Faculties]
Hodaka Morita (The University of New South Wales) 2015/11/30-2016/2/28
Partha Sen (Delhi School of Economics) 2015/11/7-2016/2/7
 
[Visiting Scholars]
Markus Heckel (Gooethe University Frankfurt)    2016/2/21-2016/3/21
Heloise Petit (University of Lille 1) 2016/2/14-2016/2/21
Gilles Postel Vinay (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) 2016/1/31-2016/2/6
Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann (Institut National de la Recheche Agronomique/Paris School of Economics) 2016/1/31-2016/2/6
Jose I. Silva (Universitat de Girona/ University of Kent) 2016/1/26-2016/2/3
Timothy Kam (Australian National University) 2016/1/25-2016/1/31
Nobuaki Yamashita (RMIT University) 2016/1/11-2016/2/22
Markus Heckel (Gooethe University Frankfurt) 2015/12/21-2016/1/10
Pierre van der Eng (Australian National University) 2015/11/28-2016/1/31
Katsuo Kogure (Osaka University) 2015/10/1-2016/3/31
 
 

      4. Seminar Schedule     

 

Jan 18, 2016; 14:40-
Economic Statistics Workshop
Yoann Potiron (The University of Chicago)
 
Jan 19, 2016; 16:30-
Macro Money Workshop/Statistics & Econometrics Workshop/International
Seminar
Susumu Imai (University of Technology Sydney)
 
Jan 21, 2016; 16:30-
Economic Theory Workshop
Hongyi Li (University of New South Wales)
 
Jan 26, 2016; 16:30-
Industry and Labor Economics Workshop/CEI Seminar/International Seminar
Hodaka Morita (UNSW Business School)
 
Jan 27, 2016; 16:30-
Public Economics Workshop
Stanley Winer (Carleton University, Ottawa)
 
Jan 29, 2016; 10:30-
CEI Seminar
Takasaki Yoshito (The University of Tokyo)
 
Jan 29, 2016; 14:00-
Seminar Series for JSPS Strategic International Networking Program No.5
Timothy Kam (Australian National University)
Jos? I. Silva (Universitat de Girona/University of Kent)
Tomohito Okabe (IER, Hitotsubashi University)
 
Feb 2, 2016; 15:30-
Seminar Series for JSPS Strategic International Networking Program No.6
Gilles Postel-Vinay (EHESS/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann (Institut National de la Recheche Agronomique/Paris
School of Economics)
 
Feb 2, 2016; 16:30-
Macro Money Workshop
Vladyslav Sushko (Bank for International Settlements)
 
Feb 4, 2016; 17:00-
HIAS Seminar/Finance Workshop
Ghon Rhee (University of Hawaii)
 
Feb 16, 2016; 16:30-
Industry and Labor Economics Workshop
Heloise Petit (Lille University of Science and Technology)
 
Feb 18, 2016; 10:30-
HIAS mini-course for graduate students and junior researchers/Economic
Theory Workshop
February 18th-19th, 2015 (Thu-Fri), 22th (Mon) 2016 10:30-12:00
Shmuel Nitzan (Bar-Ilan University)
 
Mar 14, 2016; 10:15-
HIAS One-Day Workshop on Economic Development in East Asia
1. Herman de Jong (University of Groningen)
2. Pierre van der Eng (Australian National University)
3. Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)
4. Chiaki Moriguchi (Hitotsubashi University)
5. Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University)
 
Apr 14, 2016; 16:30-
HIAS Seminar/Economic Theory Workshop
Shmuel Nitzan (Bar-Ilan University)
 
 

     5. New Publications     

 

CEI Working Paper Series
[Dec. 28, 2015]
Ekaterina Selezneva
 
RCESR Discussion Paper Series
[Dec 25, 2015]
Ryo Kambayashi, Yuko Ueno